The "Sunbeams" Book (Associated Newspapers Ltd, 1924 series) has been grouped as part of a series of titles with related contents.
Ginger Meggs was created by J.C. "Jimmie" Bancks. When Bancks died on 1 July 1952 from a heart attack, Ron Vivian took over the strip (1953-1973), followed by Lloyd Piper (1973-1982), James Kemsley (1983-2007) and Jason Chatfield (since 2007). In 1924, three years after the creation of Ginger Meggs, J.C. "Jimmie" Bancks established the tradition of publishing a Christmas "Sunbeams" annual. This continued until his death in 1952, except for 1951. His successor Ron Vivian continued the tradition with annuals until 1959. James Kemsley, who took over the stip in 1983, re-established irregular reprint collections in 1986.